Dear 38 Year Old me

​Thirty Eight, The Year I will never forget.
I have to think hard as to what I did for my birthday last year.  But, I bet I never forget the year I spent my birthday in quarantine.
I have been planning this episode all year!  I couldn’t wait to share what all has changed in the past ten years of my life.  I couldn’t wait to tell my network how I had once felt it was too late to step into my purpose, but found out that it wasn’t.
This month should be a whirlwind for me right now! And, I should be telling you about everything that I have going on.  It hit me last night & I broke down.  Not because of my birthday but because of where I am in life right now with this current situation.  I AM AN ACHIEVER.  And, I’m realizing that I don’t do well with Staying Home and not achieving.  I thrive when I am accomplishing goals!
I know that we are all going through this together, and everyone is navigating their own trials right now.  No one is truly unaffected, and I’m sure that some of you out there are feeling the same way I am.  I have found myself feeling incredibly aimless right now, and feel like rather than achieving, I am simply floating.
I realize now why I felt this constant pull on my heart for 10 years as a SAHM.  I was constantly seeking what my purpose was in life. In the past 3 years I have fully stepped into that purpose, and it has felt so fulfilling.  So much so, that I even wrote a book about it.
And now, here I am… floating without direction or an anchor. I have no clue what to do next. Seriously, I’m a podcast host and I am doing good to publish an episode each week and send out a newsletter. Otherwise, I’m basically clueless.  I don’t know if I should move forward, turn left, or sit still.
So, for this episode, I took a literal page out of my own book where my 38 year old self tells my 19 year old self everything is going to be okay.  Hopefully one day, my 76 year old self will be able to remind my 38 year old self that it all turned out great.  This episode made me feel better about my current feelings of aimlessness, and I hope that you find inspiration from it as well.
At this time in my life, I have to remember to walk with God.  Trust the path that He is leading me on.  Know that He has gone before to prepare the way.
Micah 6:8 teaches us how to actually walk with God.
DO JUSTICE: Living Relationally with God and one another in the natural creation.

  • Reach out to neighbors, friends, and family to see how you can help them.  Maybe they just need to talk, maybe they need groceries or medication, maybe they need help operating an online platform.

LOVE KINDNESS:  Loving the act of being warmhearted, considerate, humane, and sympathetic.

  • Remember that when this is all over, we are still each other’s neighbors.  There will be differing opinions, theories, beliefs, but we can choose to differ in a kind manner.


  • How do you walk with someone?  You share conversation that includes your immediate surroundings.  You comment how beautiful a flower or sunset is.  You talk about what is currently going on in your life.  You share your concerns, fears, hopes.  You experience the walk relationally with them.

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Brandi Voth

Brandi Voth

Hi! I'm, Brandi, founder of The Power Project, and I'm so glad you're here! I have this crazy belief that we can all do anything we set our minds to! Sometimes, you just need to hear it from a stranger on the internet. But, we're not strangers anymore. We're friends now. Welcome Friend! I hope you find some inspiration, encouragement, and empowerment here.

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